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Will ACA make insurance cheaper or is this a fallacy of wishful thinking?

Everyone on the huddle needs to read "Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahnman, it's a good read.

With every argument I have seen on the ACA, I take a step back. Comparing various healthcare systems with every country having a different take on who bares the responsibility for insurances, the private or public sector or a mix, is like comparing apples to oranges even though the common denominator is healthcare? Politicians forget: larger populations bare larger risk, every country has a different lifestyle that affect personal health, availability of doctors/healthcare outlets vary, the availability of new technological advanced treatments vary, the availability of resources in general, the dna of the individual, the economic status of an individual, the risk-moral nature of a society/individual and the list goes on.

I think people are discounting elements that make up healthcare to much. Another thing , can the ACA be a situation similar to the too big to fail.

When people talk about too big to fail, we already forget about the black swans that caused the failure to appropriate risk. The tail-risk were far larger and more dangerous then businesses expected. Taking the same logic, could the same thing happen with the ACA? Sure but who really knows. When the unhealthy crowd outweighs the healthy, a recession, or a epidemic happens what is going to really happen? Will the ACA have enough flexibility to handle these situations?

There is to many what-ifs for an economy that is not as strong as what is being presented imo. What is everybodies take? Are we ready for the ACA? What uncertainties concern you about the ACA?

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Them death panels

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Them death panels

Lol

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It will be cheaper for some and more expensive for others but the biggest thing is people who previously would not have access to health care like those with per existing conditions now can and the cost for older people will absolutely go down.

What Obamacare is doing is no different than what large pool insurers have already been doing for years for large companies and state and federal government. There is already numerous outlines to how it will work and it has worked successfully for many years.

It may be more pricey for some but it really simplifies the whole process for everyone. I think once the dust settles and initial glitches get resolved and everything stabilizes consumers are going to really like this.

No more trap doors or small print, you will.know what you are getting and what exactly you are paying for.

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It will be cheaper for some and more expensive for others but the biggest thing is people who previously would not have access to health care like those with per existing conditions now can and the cost for older people will absolutely go down.

What Obamacare is doing is no different than what large pool insurers have already been doing for years for large companies and state and federal government. There is already numerous outlines to how it will work and it has worked successfully for many years.

It may be more pricey for some but it really simplifies the whole process for everyone. I think once the dust settles and initial glitches get resolved and everything stabilizes consumers are going to really like this.

No more trap doors or small print, you will.know what you are getting and what exactly you are paying for.

Yep. My brother's girlfriend's mother falls into this category. She had cancer years ago and nobody will let her buy healthcare because of the risk even though she has been cancer free for a long time.

 

She's a retired or semi-retired lawyer with a high income, so its not like she simply couldn't afford it. She literally couldn't get it. Now that changes.

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It will be cheaper for some and more expensive for others but the biggest thing is people who previously would not have access to health care like those with per existing conditions now can and the cost for older people will absolutely go down.

What Obamacare is doing is no different than what large pool insurers have already been doing for years for large companies and state and federal government. There is already numerous outlines to how it will work and it has worked successfully for many years.

It may be more pricey for some but it really simplifies the whole process for everyone. I think once the dust settles and initial glitches get resolved and everything stabilizes consumers are going to really like this.

No more trap doors or small print, you will.know what you are getting and what exactly you are paying for.

Good points, I feel that the ACA will have unintended consequence and moral hazard. The ACA will put a strain on budgets and herd people slowly to government managed healthcare

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Just put on your moral hazard blinkers, problem solved

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Will ACA make insurance cheaper or is this a fallacy of wishful thinking?

 

I think everybody should know the answer to that.  You have to pay for the program somehow.
 
I got my new BCBS 2014 rate yesterday.
 
2012 $555.61 / mo.
2013 $596.84 / mo.
2014 $740.91 / mo.
 
$5500 deductible. (up from $5000)
 
That's tough.  Totaly unfair I have to pay for the freeloaders !!!!!
 
edit:  and that is the "Bronze" level.  The LOWEST level of coverage.
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It will be cheaper for some and more expensive for others but the biggest thing is people who previously would not have access to health care like those with per existing conditions now can and the cost for older people will absolutely go down.

 

Dude, you can't be serious.  That is DEFINATELY NOT the case.  I know for a FACT.  See my rates posted.  And that's with NO claims the past 2 years !!!

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GOooooooood Moorninnng Obamabahts!!!!!

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/30/us-employers-slash-hours-avoid-obamacare

 

Other retailers, such as Trader Joe's and Home Depot have said they will no longer provide medical coverage for part-time employees, and will shift them instead to the public healthcare exchanges which open Tuesday, 1 October. Some employers have said their health costs will rise as a result of various provisions of the ACA, which takes full effect in 2015, when larger companies have to provide health benefits to full time workers or pay a $2,000 per-person fine.

 

Have a happy "you can keep your health insurance" day!

 

 

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Dude, you can't be serious.  That is DEFINATELY NOT the case.  I know for a FACT.  See my rates posted.  And that's with NO claims the past 2 years !!!

 

Are you a senior citizen?  If so, seems you are getting ripped off.  My parents pay $175 a month per personwith no deductible through AARP's United Health Care plan.  It covers about 100% of everything. 

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Are you a senior citizen?  If so, seems you are getting ripped off.  My parents pay $175 a month per personwith no deductible through AARP's United Health Care plan.  It covers about 100% of everything. 

 

63.  So no Medicare.

 

Believe me no one has shopped more for insurance than me since retiring at 51.  I've been thru Cigna, World Ins., Coventry, Celtic, BCBS.  You can get an individual policy but most are crap coverage.

 

World (I believe it was) went out of business after something like 104 years in business strickly because of Obamacare.  I was with them when they went out, and they turned me over to Coventry.  That was a piece of crap coverage.

 

The simple logic of Obamacare is someone has to pay for those that WON'T pay.

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